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Started by NFG, July 31, 2006, 09:20:42 am
QuoteThat's his custom watermark so folks can't steal the image and claim it as their own work.But looks like you forgot to add our little friend to the other images Lawrence.
QuoteLawrence, did the US version look the same? I swear I've seen this little guy somewhere.
QuoteAre the FM Towns systems expensive?
QuoteAccording to this site, the Marty 2 was actually 486DX based.
QuoteSo was this thing essentially a PC in a pretty case, or were there customized games on CD that one could boot the console with? I imagine that if the latter is true, this thing is a sort of a spiritual predecessor of the Xbox
QuoteThe AMD chip says, besides AMD, only the following:DS39473Aand D 25DHNF2Pretty sure that's accurate, though I didn't re-open it to check, just read it off some pictures.
QuoteIt's an AMD 386SX with a different part number on it, probably 25MHz. I've seen these in 25MHz, 33MHz and 40MHz. I don't think AMD bothered with a 16MHz version. IBM/Cyrix made 486SLC chips in the same package, but this isn't one of them.It seems Japanese console/computer makers like their weird CPUs. I've got an NEC PC98 laptop here which is based on a 386SL CPU. It looks like no 386 CPU I've seen before. It's got both Intel and PC98 logos on it. If it was within in reach I'd post a pic.
QuoteBut, if I had to take a wild guess, it would be 33MHz, 486, or a 73MHz (i seriously doubt this, I don't think they ever made a 486 at this clock speed) 486....
QuoteQuoteBut, if I had to take a wild guess, it would be 33MHz, 486, or a 73MHz (i seriously doubt this, I don't think they ever made a 486 at this clock speed) 486.... There's a Pentium CPU with the same socket as the 486 (designed to work on 486 DX motherboards) which runs at 73 MHz.
QuoteThere are two oscillators on the Marty2. The one farther from the CPU is a 28.63636, and the other is completely unreadable in all my photos. I can't tell if it's got goop on it or if it's been scratched off or what, but it's just a mess of pixels. =/
QuoteThe English wikipedia does not say that any longer!
QuoteCPU: 32bit AMD 386 processorCPU Speed: 16 MHzGraphics: * Resolution: 352x232 up to 640x480 * 32768 color palette - 256 onscreenThe Marty had only composive and S-video output, no other video connectors are possible. As some FM Towns games were VGA-only, the Marty had a 15kHz down-scan capability for displaying on a household TV screen.Sound: * 6 channel FM * 8 channel PCMRAM: * 2 MBData Storage: * CD-ROM, Single-speed (1x) * Internal 3.5" HD floppy driveMulti-Purpose: * PCMCIA slotControllers: * 4-way D-pad, 2 fire buttons, select, and run * 2 standard controller ports * keyboard portThe controller connector is a DB9, referred to as an "Atari Type" in Japan because it's fundamentally the same connector as an Atari 2600. The Towns' Start and Select buttons are the equivalent of pressing right and left, or up and down at the same time.
Quote from: CFN on August 12, 2007, 11:42:20 pmSame CPU. OSC2 is 32.000 MHz. I would say Marty 1 and Marty 2 are exactly the same - except that Marty 2 has a darker shell of course...